2013 Lit Fest
2013's Lit Fest will be April 10th through April 12th and we will be thrilled to welcome nonfiction writer Diane Ackerman; fiction writers Robert Olen Butler and Bonnie Jo Campbell; and poets Sarah Lindsay and Dean Young.
Events on the 10th, the 11th, and the morning of the 12th will be held in Walter Hall Rotunda. Friday night's festivities will take place in Baker Center theater.
- 7:30 Dean Young Reading
- 8:30 Bonnie Jo Campbell Reading
- 11:00 Robert Olen Butler Lecture
- 12:00 Bonnie Jo Campbell Lecture
- 7:30 Diane Ackerman Lecture
- 8:30 Sarah Lindsay Reading
- 11:00 Sarah Lindsay Lecture
- 12:00 Dean Young Lecture
- 7:30 Robert Olen Butler Reading
- 8:30 Diane Ackerman Reading
Wednesday, April 10th, Walter Hall Rotunda
Thursday, April 11th, Walter Hall Rotunda
Friday, April 12th, Walter Hall Rotunda
Closing Night: Friday, April 12th, Baker Center theater
The Department of English
Our department includes faculty distributed among four program areas: Literary Studies, Creative Writing, Composition and Rhetoric, and English Education. We offer doctoral degrees in literary studies, creative writing, and composition/rhetoric, and a master’s degree in English, serving approximately sixty graduate students in any given year. On the undergraduate level, we serve close to six hundred undergraduate majors, including almost two hundred integrated language arts majors enrolled in the College of Education.
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Professor Katarzyna Marciniak co-edits book
Immigrant Protest: Politics, Aesthetics, and Everyday Dissent with Imogen Tyler--expected to release in 2014 through SUNY Press. The pair also co-edited a special issue of the journal Citizenship Studies on "Immigrant Protest" (17.2, 2013). Within the issue, Professor Marciniak contributes the article "Legal/illegal: protesting citizenship in Fortress America". The issue can be found here. read more >>
Post-doctoral Fellow Jackson Connor Publishes Essay, A Good Weapon
in the newest issue of the journal River Teeth. The essay simultaneously explores images of torture from the war in Afghanistan and issues of class, race, and prejudice in rural Pennsylvania and Athens, Ohio. Dinty W. Moore, Director of Creative Writing, calls Connor’s effort “a brave, honest, brutal, and quite beautiful essay.” The February 2013 issue of River Teeth can be purchased in paper form or for reading on a Kindle here. The essay is also available through Ohio University Library’s full-text OhioLINK database here. read more >>
2012 English Department Newsletter Released
All interested parties can find a copy of Ohio University Department of English Language and Literature's most current newsletter here. Special thanks to Professor Joe McLaughlin for putting the issue together and Professor Marsha Dutton for her assistance in editing. read more >>
Craig A. Meyer Receives MLA International Bibliography Fellowship
Craig A. Meyer, a PhD Candidate, received the MLA International Bibliography this January in Boston. The fellowships help recognize the efforts of scholars who index materials on behalf of the MLA International Bibliography. As partial demonstration of the rigor, only five scholars have completed the fellowship requirements of serving three years as a field bibliographer. This year, Meyer became the sixth. read more >>
Matthew Vetter’s “Composing with Wikipedia: A Classroom Study of Online Writing”
Ph.D. candidate Matthew Vetter published his article "Composing with Wikipedia: A Classroom Study of Online Writing" in the Winter 2013 issue of Computers and Composition Online. The full text can be found here. read more >>